Monday, January 18, 2016

Critical Thinking Skills - A case study

One of the great travesties of modern education in the West is the lack of focus on critical thinking skills -- those intellectual skills that allow us to truly be independent thinkers, unswayed by fancy words, pathos arguments, and flashy pictures.

It's obvious why ruling elites would not want those skills developed widely -- a thinking populace is a dangerous populace.  And with a reduction in thinking, people are more easily distracted by IPhones, Apps, Netflix movies, selfies, or to "busy, giddy minds with foreign wars" (Henry IV, Part 2).

But I want everyone who comes here to be encouraged to think for themselves.  Though I believe I have thoughts and ideas that are worth sharing, the more independent thinkers that are on this earth to evaluate the news, headlines, wikipedia pages, and propaganda, the better the world will be.  So for this post, I am focusing on a Bloomberg article found at the link below about Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (you know, "DAVOS!").


The article has to do with the European invasion and what might come next.  As I have done before, I will provide direct quotes from the article and then write my commentary after each section.

“Look how many countries in Africa, for example, depend on the income from oil exports,” Schwab said in an interview ahead of the WEF’s 46th annual meeting, in the Swiss resort of Davos. “Now imagine 1 billion inhabitants, imagine they all move north.

Notice the presumption that everyone in the world wants, and should, be able to move to Europe especially if economic times are bad.  Is there a subtle form of European (ie. white Caucasian) guilt present in this presumption?

 That fits into what Schwab, the founder of the WEF, calls the time of “unexpected consequences” we now live in. In the modern era, it’s harder for policy makers to know the impact of their actions, which has led to “erosion of trust in decision makers.” 

A time of "unexpected consequences"? Sounds like Jorge Bergoglio, doesn't it?  At least he is recognizing that we don't trust our leaders anymore.  But to give them an excuse that they can't know the impact of their actions?  Who in the room didn't know that adding a 1 million man invading army into Europe would cause major problems?

“First, we have to look at the root causes of this,” Schwab said. “The normal citizen today is overwhelmed by the complexity and rapidity of what’s happening, not only in the political world but also the technological field.”
That sense of dislocation has fueled the rise of radical political leaders who tap into a rich vein of anger and xenophobia. For reason to prevail, Schwab said, “we have to re-establish a sense that we all are in the same boat.” 

Ah, here Herr Schwab shows us more than he might have intended.  First, he shows his contempt for our intellectual abilities saying that we are overwhelmed by the speed of "progress".  Maybe it's because our leaders and the media are constantly lying to us?  But of course, our confusion leads to anger and xenophobia, which is inherently irrational. But when our leaders ask us for higher petrol taxes to pay for these invading armies, doesn't that look like betrayal?  What is the average Westerner getting for being so magnanimous?  

And then finally, the cherry on top, and the exact thing I mentioned in a recent post -- we are all part of the same family and that we are all the same.  The globalist agenda can't prevail as long as we understand that though we might all be homo sapiens, we don't all share the same values, culture, customs, dress, habits, faiths or leadership structures.

While that presents huge opportunities, Schwab warns that technological innovation may result in the loss of 20 million jobs in the coming years. Those job cuts risk “hollowing out the middle class,” Schwab said, “a pillar of our democracies.” 

Be forewarned, this is the future.  He is telling everyone who reads this carefully, that this isn't a "may" this is a "will".  Technology will eliminate 20 million jobs in the West in the near future.  He is also stating that as we go through this technological revolution, democracy will end.  But beyond that, there is something more dastardly here -- what do you do with 25-30 million people who can't get jobs?  Why are you importing into Europe millions of uneducated people who won't be able to find jobs?   

You can't view the world through rose-colored glasses.  I know that conclusions such as these are cynical at best, conspiratorial at worse.  But, you cannot assume these people are thinking of how best to help us.  They have plans and they are currently executing them.  We must fight back.  We must protect our families, our communities, our heritage, our culture, and our Faith.

We have everything we need to win.  But we need to unify and we must do it now.  We have communication resources that can connect anyone across the world.  We must use them.

If you are in areas where there are cultural conflicts, please post your experiences in the comments.  Let us know what's going on in your city/town/village.  We cannot rely on the mass media to tell us the truth.  


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